“Passed away” from a total solar eclipse on March 20, all of Europe and Scandinavia watched a new show: a lunar eclipse.
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the earth. Lunar eclipse - when the Earth is behind the Earth, falling into its shadow.
The eclipse consists of two parts: the penumbra and the shadow. Penumbra is when the moon is partially in the shadow of the earth. Shadow - when completely “absorbed” by the shadow.
A lunar eclipse is a grand event for an astronomer. In this photo, an astronomer points a laser pointer to the moon during an eclipse over Indonesia.
This composite image shows a total lunar eclipse in the sky over the Kingkey 100 skyscraper in Shenzhen, South China, Guangdong Province.
“Bloody Moon” is often seen as a bad omen or even a sign of the apocalypse. But this name refers exclusively to the color of the eclipse during the full phase. Light from the Sun is refracted through the atmosphere of the Earth, painting the moon red. Depending on the viewing conditions, the moon may have a faint reddish tint or a bright red glow.
If you missed the lunar eclipse on Saturday, do not be afraid. You have enough time to start planning to monitor the eclipse of September 24, 2015, which will be seen in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and South America.